1st May, on this day

305 Emperor Gaius Aurelius Valerius Diocletianus and Marcus Aurelius Valerius Maximianus Herculius of Rome resigns
1006 Supernova observed by Chinese and Egyptians in constellation Lupus
1328 Wars of Scottish Independence end: Treaty of Edinburgh-Northampton – England recognises Scotland as an independent nation.
1394 Ekiho, exorcised the Zen temple and its surroundings from an old badger
1523 Danish king Christian III arrives in Veere
1528 Pánfilo the Narvaéz begins exploration to with 350 men to Florida
1544 Turkish troops occupy Hungary
1551 Council of Trente resumes
1576 Stefan Batory, the reigning Prince of Transylvania, marries Anna Jagiellon and they become the co-rulers of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.
1625 Portuguese and Spanish expedition recaptures Salvador (Bahia)
1625 Prince Frederik Henry appointed viceroy of Holland
1682 Louis XIV and his court inaugurate Paris Observatory
1703 Battle at Rultusk: Swedish army beats Russians
1704 Boston Newsletter publishes 1st newspaper ad
1707 England, Wales and Scotland form UK of Great Britain
1711 Arch duke Karel of Austria/Hungarian rebellion sign Peace of Szatmar
1715 Prussia declares war on Sweden
1725 Spain and Austria sign trade treaty
1751 1st American cricket match is played
1753 Publication of Species Plantarum by Linnaeus, and the formal start date of plant taxonomy adopted by the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature.
1757 Austria and France divide Prussia
1759 British fleet occupies Guadeloupe, West-Indies, on France
1776 Adam Weishaupt founds the secret society of Illuminati
1777 RB Sheridans "School for Scandal" premieres in London
1778 The Battle of Crooked Billet begins in Hatboro, Pennsylvania.
1781 Emperor Jozef II decrees protection of population
1785 Kamehameha, the king of Hawaiii defeats Kalanikupule and establishes the Kingdom of Hawaii
1786 Mozart's opera "Marriage of Figaro" premieres in Wien (Vienna)
1822 John Phillips becomes 1st mayor of Boston
1840 The first penny black stamps showing Queen Victoria's head go on sale five days before the official issue date
1841 1st emigrant wagon train leaves Independence, MO for California
1844 Samuel Morse sends 1st telegraphic message
1844 Whig convention nominates Henry Clay as presidential candidate
1846 Ida Pfeiffer (48) begins trip around world
1851 Great Exhibition opens in London's Hyde Park, at Crystal Palace
1853 Argentina adopts its constitution
1857 William Walker, conqueror of Nicaragua, surrenders to US Navy
1861 Lee orders Confederate troops under T J Jackson to Harper's Ferry
1862 Union captain David Farragut conquers New Orleans
1863 Battle of Chancellorsville, VA (29,000 injured or died)
1863 Battle of Port Gibson, Mississippi
1863 Confederate "National Flag" replaces "Stars & Bars"
1863 Confederate congress passed resolution to kill black soldiers
1864 Atlanta campaign, Georgia
1864 Battle at Alexandria LA (Red River Campaign)
1864 Wilderness campaign
1866 American Equal Rights Association forms
1867 Reconstruction of South begins, black voter registration
1869 "Folies-Bergère" opens in Paris, France
1869 A colt is reported killed by a meteorite near New Concord OH
1873 1st US postal card issued
1873 Emperor Franz Jozef opens 5th World's Fair in Wien (Vienna)
1875 238 members of "Whiskey Ring" accused of anti-US activities
1875 Official opening of Alexandra Palace in London
1883 "Buffalo Bill" Cody put on his 1st Wild West Show
1883 Amsterdam World's Fair opens
1884 Proclamation of the demand for eight-hour workday in the United States.
1884 Construction begins on Chicago's 1st skyscraper (10 stories)
1885 Maria "Goeie Mie" Swanenburg sentence to life for killing 27 in Netherlands
1886 US general strike for 8 hour day, begins. These events are today commemorated as May Day or Labour Day in most industrialized countries.
1889 1st International Workers Day, according to the 2nd International
1889 Bayer introduces aspirin in powder form (Germany)
1892 US Quarantine Station opens on Angel Island, San Fransisco Bay
1893 World Columbian Exposition opens in Chicago
1894 Coxey's Army, the first significant American protest march, arrives in Washington, D.C..
1898 George Dewey commands, "You may fire when you are ready, Gridley" as US route Spanish fleet at Manila. The Battle of Manila Bay - The United States Navy destroys the Spanish Pacific fleet in the first battle of the war.
1900 The Scofield mine disaster kills 200 in Scofield, Utah in the now fifth-worst mining accident in United States history.
1901 Pan-American Exposition opens in Buffalo
1904 Japanese Army attacks and defeats Russian forces at Xinyizhou
1908 World's most intense rain shower (2.47" in 3 minutes) at Portobello, Panamá
1912 Beverly Hills Hotel opens
1912 A statue of Peter Pan is put in Kensington Gardens in London- commissioned and paid for by Peter Pan creator J.M.Barrie. Children are told it has been put there by fairies
1914 China's 1st president Yuan Shikai wins dictatorial qualification
1915 RMS Lusitania departs New York City on her two hundred and second and final crossing of the North Atlantic. Six days later, the ship was torpedoed off the coast of Ireland with the loss of 1,198 lives, including 128 Americans, rousing American sentiment against Germany.
1915 German submarine sinks US ship Gulflight
1916 End of the Easter Rising in Ireland following a week of bitter fighting in Dublin after Irish Nationalists rose against British rule on Easter Monday, April 24th. More than 400 lost their lives
1919 Mount Kelud (Indonesia) erupts, boiling crater lake which broke through crater wall killing 5,000 people in 104 small villages
1920 Belgian-Luxembourg toll tunnel opens
1921 Drusian sultan Pasja al-Atrasj elected Governor of Suwayda
1924 Admiral Paul Koundouriótis becomes President of Greece
1925 The All-China Federation of Trade Unions is officially founded. Today it is the largest trade union in the world, with 134 million members.
1925 Cyprus becomes a British Crown Colony
1926 British coal-miners go on strike
1927 1st British airliner to serve cooked meals (Imperial Airways)
1927 The Union Labor Life Insurance Company is founded by the American Federation of Labor.
1928 6 children die and 10 injured by hailstones in Klausenburg, Romania
1928 Drunken fascist Erich Wichman attacks VARA-radio transmitter
1928 Pitcairn Airlines (later Eastern) begins service
1929 Police kill 19 Mayday demonstrators in Berlin
1930 The dwarf planet Pluto is officially named.
1931 US President Herbert Hoover opens the Empire State Building in New York. It has 102 floors and is 1,250 feet high. At the time its the world's tallest building
1931 Norway claims Peter I Island
1932 1st Suriname union congress at Paramaribo
1934 Austria signs pact with Vatican
1934 Philippine legislature accepts US proposal for independence
1934 Water state kingdom dismisses NSB-leader Anton Mussert
1935 Boulder Dam completed
1935 Canada's 1st silver dollar is circulated
1936 Emperor Haile Selassie leaves Ethiopia as Italian invades
1936 FBI's J Edgar Hoover arrests Alvin Karpis
1937 FDR signs act of neutrality
1939 Batman Comics hit the street
1940 140 Palestinian Jews die as German planes bomb their ship
1940 The 1940 Olympics are cancelled
1941 "Citizen Kane", directed by and starring Orson Welles, premieres in New York
1941 German forces launch Operation Mercury the largest airborne invasion to date in their bid to capture Crete.
1941 General Mills introduces Cheerios
1941 German assault on Tobruk
1942 Radio Orange calls to defy order to wear "Jewish star"
1943 Food rationing begins in US
1943 German plane sinks boat loaded with Palestinian Jews bound for Malta
1943 German Wehrmacht deployed in order to break Dutch strikes
1944 Messerschmitt Me-262 Sturmvogel, first operational jet aircraft (twin-jet fighter), makes 1st flight
1945 900 occupiers of Demmin Vorpommeren commit suicide
1945 Admiral Karl Doenitz forms German government
1945 Australian and Dutch troops lands on Tarakan
1945 Radio Budapest, Hungary re-enters shortwave broadcasting after WWII
1945 Seys-Inquart flees to Flensburg
1945 Soviet army reach Rostock
1945 Soviet troops raise the Soviet Flag over the Reichstag, in Berlin.
1945 A German newsreader officially announces that Adolf Hitler has "fallen at his command post in the Reich Chancellery fighting to the last breath against Bolshevism and for Germany".
1946 Fieldmarshal Montgomery appointed British supreme commander
1946 Start of 3 year Pilbara strike of Indigenous Australians.
1946 The Paris Peace Conference decided that the islands of the Dodecanese are to be returned to Greece by the Italians.
1947 Radar for commercial and private planes 1st demonstrated
1948 Glenn Taylor, Idaho Senator, arrested in Birmingham AL for trying to enter a meeting through a door marked "for Negroes"
1948 North Korea proclaims itself People's Democratic Republic of Korea with Kim Il-sung as president.
1948 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Auspicia quaedam
1949 Gerard Kuiper discovers Nereid, (2nd satellite of Neptune)
1950 Guam is organized as a United States commonwealth.
1950 New marriage laws enforced in People's Republic China
1951 600,000 march for peace and freedom in Germany
1952 Marines take part in an atomic explosion training in Nevada
1952 TWA introduces tourist class
1956 The polio vaccine developed by Jonas Salk is made available to the public.
1956 A doctor in Japan reports an "epidemic of an unknown disease of the central nervous system", marking the official discovery of Minamata disease.
1957 US give Poland credit of $95 million
1957 Vanguard TV-1 booster test reaches 195 km
1958 Ambonese rebellion bombed Ambon/conquer Morotai
1958 Arturo Frondizi sworn in as President of Argentina
1959 Floyd Patterson KOs Brian London in 11 for heavyweight boxing title
1959 West Germany introduces 5 day work week
1960 India's Bombay state split into Gujarat and Maharashtra states
1960 Russia shoots down Francis Gary Powers' U-2 spy plane over Sverdlovsk
1961 1st US airplane hijacked to Cuba
1961 Fidel Castro announces there will be no more elections in Cuba
1961 Tanganyika granted full internal self-government by Britain
1961 Britain opens its first legalised betting shops
1962 1st French underground nuclear experiment in the Sahara
1962 France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker, Algeria
1963 1st American (James Whittaker) conquers Mount Everest
1963 Indonesia takes control of Irian Jaya (west New Guinea) from Netherlands
1964 1st BASIC program runs on a computer (Dartmouth)
1965 USSR launches Luna 5; later impacts on Moon
1965 Battle of Dong-Yin, a naval conflict between ROC and PRC.
1966 Last British concert by the Beatles (Empire Pool in Wembley)
1966 Radio RSA, South Africa begins shortwave transmitting
1966 US troops shooting targets in Cambodia
1967 Anastasio Somoza Debayle becomes President of Nicaragua
1967 Elvis Presley and Pricilla Beaulieu wed in Las Vegas
1968 The Legoland Family Park opens at Billund in Denmark
1970 Protests erupt in Seattle, Washington, following the announcement by U.S. President Richard Nixon that U.S. Forces in Vietnam would pursue enemy troops into Cambodia, a neutral country.
1971 Amtrak railroad begins operation
1971 Rolling Stones release "Brown Sugar"
1972 North Vietnamese troops occupy Quang Tri Activities Committee
1977 Empress Lilly dedicated
1977 36 people are killed in Istanbul, Taksim Square during the Labour Day celebrations.
1978 Naomi Uemura became 1st to reach North Pole overland alone
1979 Elton John becomes 1st pop star to perform in Israel
1979 Home rule introduced to Kalaallit Nunaat (Greenland)
1979 Marshall Islands (in the Pacific) become self-governing
1981 Billie Jean King admits to a lesbian affair with Marilyn Barnett
1982 1982 World's Fair in Knoxville, TN opens
1982 Operation Black Buck begins RAF attack on Argentine Air Force during Falklands War.
1984 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1984 Mick Fleetwood (of Fleetwood Mac) files for bankruptcy
1985 "Communist" bomb attack kills 2 firemen in Brussels
1985 US President Reagan ends embargo against Nicaragua
1986 Bill Elliott sets stock car speed record of 212.229 mph
1986 Tass reports Chernobyl nuclear power plant mishap
1986 Will Stegers expedition reaches North Pole
1987 Pope John Paul II beatifies Edith Stein, a Jewish born nun
1988 IRA attack in Roermond, kills 3
1989 135 acre Disney's MGM studio officially opens to the public
1989 US Supreme Court rules employees have legal burden to prove non-discriminatory reasons for not hiring or promoting
1991 Actor Robert Duvall weds Sharon Brophy
1991 Angola's civil war ends
1991 Skin-Spit-Skin featuring lesbian, homosexual and heterosexual nude couples caressing, is seen by 5,000 in NYC
1992 Eric Houston kills 4 in a California High Sschool where he failed history 4 years prior
1992 On the third day of the 1992 Los Angeles riots, African American activist and criminal Rodney King appeared in public before television news cameras to appeal for calm and plead for peace, asking, "People, I just want to say, you know, can we all get along?".
1993 Bomb attack on Sri Lankan President (26 die)
1994 Tornado and hail storms hit Jiangxi China, 95 killed
1994 Last day of the standing Spion Kop Grandstand for Liverpool F.C., perhaps the most famous stand in English Football
1995 Croatian forces launch Operation Flash during the Croatian War of Independence
1997 Tasmania becomes the last state in Australia to decriminalize homosexuality.
1997 A landslide victory for the Labour Party in the British General election brings an end to the Conservative Party's 18 years in power. The new Prime Minister is Labour leader Tony Blair
2000 Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo declares the existence of "a state of rebellion", hours after thousands of supporters of her arrested predecessor, Joseph Estrada, storm towards the presidential palace at the height of the EDSA III rebellion.
2003 In what becomes known as the "Mission Accomplished" speech, U.S. President George W. Bush declares "major combat operations in Iraq have ended" on board USS Abraham Lincoln off the coast of California.
2004 Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia join the European Union, celebrated at the residence of the Irish President in Dublin.
2006 The Puerto Rican government closes the Department of Education and 42 other government agencies due to significant shortages in cash flows.
2007 The Los Angeles May Day mêlée occurred, in which the Los Angeles Police Department response to a May Day pro-immigration rally became a matter of controversy.

1st May 2006

'Militants' kill Kashmir Hindus

Immigrants begin US boycott day

Europeans hold May Day protests

1st May 2007

Turkey's presidency vote annulled

'Civilians dead' in Nato assault

Al-Qaeda in Iraq leader 'killed'

1st May 2008

Air raid kills Somali militants

Iraq suicide bomb hits market

Italy posts income details on web

1st May 2009

Hong Kong 'flu' hotel sealed off

Afghan attack kills Isaf troops

Police battle May Day protesters

1st May 2010

New York Police defuse car bomb

Pressure on BP to tackle slick

Somali blasts kill '30 at militants mosque'

Birthdates which occurred on 1st May :

1238 Magnus VI Lagabuter King of Norway (1263-80)
1245 Philippe III Poissy Yvelines France, King of France (1270-85)
1493 Phillippus Paracelsus Switzerland, physician/alchemist
1545 Franciscus Junius [François du Jon], French/Netherlands calvinist theologist
1567 Michiel Jansz van Mierevelt Dutch royal painter
1577 François van Kinschot Dutch treasurer
1582 Marco da Gagliano Italian opera composer
1592 Johann A Schall von Bell German missionaries/astronomer
1633 Sébastien le Prestre de Vauban French fortress architect
1672 Joseph Addison England, essayist (Spectator)
1735 John H van Kinsbergen Dutch Lieutenant-Admiral/founder of Dutch Marines Corps
1759 Jacob Albright [Albrecht], German/US predictor
1764 Benjamin Henry Latrobe engineer/architect (built Capitol)
1764 Gottfried Rieger composer
1769 Arthur Wellesley Duke of Wellington, British PM (C) (1828-30)
1771 George Guest composer
1775 Jacob-Joseph-Balthasar Martinn composer
1800 Ret Thomas Aloysius Dornin Commander (Union Navy), died in 1874
1807 John Bankhead "Prince John" Magruder Major General (Confederate Army)
1818 José Amador de los Ríos Spanish historian/poet
1819 William Steele Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1885
1825 George Inness US landscape painter ("Delaware Water Gap")
1829 José M de Alencar Brazilian writer/minister of Justice
1830 Mary Harris Jones [Mother Jones], hell-raiser
1835 Alfred Napoleon Alexander "Natti" Duffie Brigadier General (Union volunteers)
1839 Chardonnet inventor (rayon)
1851 Eberhard Nestle German oriëntalist/biblical scholar
1852 Calamity [Martha] Jane [Burke] frontier adventurer/Indian fighter
1858 Anthony Johnson Showalter composer
1859 Bohuslav Jeremias composer
1859 Willem J Leyds Dutch/South Africa lawyer/politician/diplomat
1862 Anthony G Kröller entrepreneur/government advisor/husband of Helene Müller
1862 Marcel Prévost French publisher/writer (Les demis-vierges)
1872 Hugo Alfvén Stockholm Sweden, composer (Midsommarvaka)
1880 Conrad Weiss German writer/poet (Tantum dic verbo)
1881 Pierre Teilhard de Chardin France, philosopher/paleontologist
1884 Felipe Boero composer
1887 Alan Gordon Cunningham Irish/British general/director of Palestine (1945-48)
1892 Howard Barlow Plain City OH, conductor (Voice of Firestone)
1895 Leo Sowerby Grand Rapids MI, composer (Pulitzer 1946)
1898 Eugene R Black US, President of World Bank (1953-62)
1899 Jón Leifs Iceland, composer/conductor
19-- Sharon Spelman Los Angeles CA, actress (Joyce-Angie)
1900 Ignazio Silone Italy, novelist/politician (Bread and Wine)
1905 Leila Hyams New York NY, actress (Big House, Ruggles of Red Gap)
1905 Nikolai Tikhonov Soviet PM (1980-85)
1907 Jan Pauw CEO (Aruban Theater Group)
1907 Kate Smith Greenville AL, singer (God Bless America)/Philadelphia Flyer luck charm
1908 Giovanni Guareschi Italian writer (Don Camillo, Peppone)
1909 Ethel Jane Cain original UK Speaking Clock voice
1909 George Melachrino composer
1909 Yannis Ritsos Greek poet
1910 Cliff Battles Akron OH, NFL hall of famer (Braves, Redskins)
1912 Anna Pollak mezzo-soprano
1912 Felipe Padilla de Leon composer
1913 Walter Susskind Praha (Prague) Czechoslovakia, conductor
1916 Glenn Ford Québec Canada, actor (Cade's County, Big Heat, Midway)
1916 Jack Parr Canton OH, TV host (Jack Paar Show)
1916 Jane Jacobs Scranton PA, urbanologist
1917 Danielle Darrieux France, actress (Alexander the Great, Mayerling)
1917 John Beradino Los Angeles CA, actor (Steve Hardy-General Hospital)
1917 Louis G "Lo" van Hensbergen actor/author (Amsterdam Affair)
1919 Alwyn Farquharson Scottish clan-captain/large landowner
1919 Dan O'Herlihy Ireland, actor (Fail Safe, Last Starfighter, Robocop)
1921 12th Lord Middleton English large landowner/multi-millionaire
1921 Paul Daels president (Flemish Iron Pilgrimage committee)
1922 Louis Nye Hartford CT, comedian (Steve Allen, Happy Days)
1923 Joseph Heller Brooklyn NY, novelist (Catch-22, 1963 Arts & Letters Award)
1924 Art Fleming Bronx NY, TV host (Jeopardy)
1924 Earl George composer
1924 Enrico Josif composer
1924 Patricia Roberts Harris 1st US black woman cabinet member
1924 Terry Southern writer
1925 Chuck Bednarik Pennsylvania, NFL hall of fame center/linebacker (Philadelphia)
1925 Malcolm Scott Carpenter Boulder CO, astronaut (Mercury 7-Aurora 7)
1927 Greta Andersen Denmark, 100 meter freestyle swimmer (Olympics-gold-1948)
1927 Harry [Harold George Jr] Belafonte New York NY, calypso singer (The Banana Boat Song)
1927 Israr Ali cricket pace bowler (Pakistan in 4 Tests 1952-59)
1927 Lord Bathurst English earl/large landowner/multi-millionaire
1927 Roland Verhavert Flemish screen writer (Sea Gulls Die in the Harbor)
1927 William Mitchell Byers musician
1928 Raoul Servais Belgian cartoonist/president (l'ASIFA)
1929 Sonny James [James Loden] Hackelburg AL, rocker (Young Love)
1929 Sonny Ramadhin cricket spin bowler (great West Indies spin bowler)
1930 Little Walter [Marion Walter Jacobs] rocker
1930 Ollie Matson NFL halfback (Cardinals, Rams, Lions, Eagles)
1933 Joan Hackett East Harlem New York NY, actress (Defenders, Another Day)
1933 Uwe Greßmann writer
1934 Alette Beaujon Curaçaos poet (Gedichten on the Bay & Elsewhere)
1937 Bo Nilsson Swedish composer (Doppelspiel)
1939 Judy Collins Seattle WA, singer (Send in the Clowns, Both Sides Now, Clouds)
1939 Max Robinson Richmond VA, black news anchor (ABC Evening News)
1939 Ray Aranha Miami FL, actor (Nick-Married People)
1941 Barbara Barendrecht [BHM Wurfbain], actress (Dirty Picture)
1941 Juraj Hatrick composer
1942 Stephen Macht Philadelphia PA, actor (Joe-Knots Landing, Cagney & Lacey)
1943 Joy Harmon St Louis MO, actress (Cool Hand Luke)
1944 Rita Coolidge Nashville TN, singer (Higher & Higher, We're All Alone)
1946 Bruce Robinson actor (Story of Adele H)
1946 Jerry Weiss New York NY, rocker (Blood Sweat & Tears)
1946 Joanna Lumley Kashmir India, actress (Ab Fab, On Her Majesty's Secret Service)
1946 Nick Fortune [Nicholas Fortuna], rock bassist (Buckinghams Chicago)
1946 Tony Ashton rocker
1947 Carlos Ward rocker (B T Express)
1947 Ghulam Abbas cricketer (scored 12 & 0 in only Test for Pakistan 1967)
1948 James Wise US soul singer (Archie Bell & the Drells)
1949 Douglas Barr Cedar Rapids IA, actor (Howie-The Fall Guy)
1949 Margo Miller San Fransisco CA, fencer-epee (Olympics-96)
1950 Marina Stepanova Russian hurdler (world record 1986)
1951 Gordon Greenidge cricketer (great West Indian opener 1974-91)
1953 Elquemedo Willett cricketer (West Indies lefty spinner early 70's)
1953 Felix Hanemann rocker (Zebra)
1953 Mindy Moore LPGA golfer
1954 Michael Scott reporter (Entertainment Tonight)
1954 Ray Parker Jr Detroit MI, rock guitarist/vocalist (Ghostbusters-Who You Gonna Call?)
1954 Taslim Arif cricketer (Pakistan keeper/batsman, 210 vs Australia 1980)
1955 Julien Wiener cricketer (Australian opening batsman 1979-80)
1956 Byron Stewart Baxter Springs KS, actor (Warren Coolidge-St Elsewhere)
1957 Dick Swett (Representative-D-NH)
1957 Paul D Ronney Los Angeles CA, ScD/astronaut (STS 83 alternate)
1957 Rick Darling cricketer (accident-prone/dashing Aussie opener 1978-79)
1957 Steve Farris rock guitarist (Mr Mister)
1958 John Diehl Cincinnati OH, actor (Detective Zito-Miami Vice)
1959 Eddie Johnson NBA guard/forward (Houston Rockets, Indiana Pacers)
1959 Paul Smith rock saxophonist (Haircut 100)
1960 Albert McDonald Dartmouth Nova Scotia, US canoe (alternate-Olympics-96)
1961 Charlie O'Brien Tulsa OK, catcher (Brewers, Mets, Braves, Blue Jays)
1961 Steven Cauthen jockey (1978 Kentucky Derby-Affirmed)
1962 Gary Clark NFL wide receiver (Miami Dolphins)
1962 Paula Weishoff Hollywood CA, volleyballer (Olympics-silver-84, bronze-92, 96)
1962 Reggie Pleasant CFL cornerback (Edmonton Eskimos)
1963 Robert Seguso Minneapolis MN, tennis star
1964 Bruno Ravel Paris France, rocker (Danger Danger-Screw It)
1964 Carlos Aalbers Dutch soccer player (NEC)
1964 Ruth Picardie journalist
1964 Sarah FE Armstrong-Jones daughter of princess Margaret & Lord Snowdon
1965 Jon Warren Akron OH, 1.5k runner
1966 Armando Reynoso San Luis Potosi México, pitcher (Colorado Rockies)
1966 Charlie Schlatter New York NY, actor (18 Again, Heartbreak Hotel)
1966 Johnny Colt Cherry Point NC, rock bassist (Black Crowes-Shake Your Money Maker)
1966 Mark Coogan Manhaset NY, marathoner (Olympics-96)
1967 Bill Schultz NFL/WLAF offensive tackle (Denver Broncos, Scot Claymores)
1967 Marvcus Patton NFL linebacker (Washington Redskins)
1967 Scott Coffey Hawaii, actor (Satisfaction, Shout)
1967 Tawni Cable Salem OR, playmate (June 1989)
1967 Yael Arad Israel, Women's half middleweight judoka (Olympics-1996)
1968 Anton Scheutjens soccer player (Roda JC)
1968 Lisa Campbell Victoria Australia, badminton player (Olympics-96)
1968 Mark Scott Paramus NJ, rock drummer (Trixter-Give It To Me Good)
1969 Billy Owens NBA forward/guard (Sacramento Kings)
1969 Bryan Marchment Scarborough, NHL defenseman (Edmonton Oilers)
1969 Carrie Stevens Buffalo NY, playmate (June 1997)
1969 Roy Rosello singer (Menudo-Cannonball)
1970 Alex Van Pelt NFL quarterback (Buffalo Bills)
1970 Allen DeGraffenreid WLAF wide receiver (Scotland Claymores)
1970 Alundis Brice NFL cornerback (Dallas Cowboys)
1970 Damon Diletti Australian field hockey goal keeper (Olympics-silver-92, 96)
1971 Ethan Albright NFL tackle (Miami Dolphins, Buffalo Bills)
1971 Jamie Marie Swenson Miss USA-South Dakota (1997)
1971 Renee Poetschka Australian 200 meter/400 meter (Olympics-92, 96)
1971 Stuart Appleby Cohuna Australia, Nike golfer (1994 Victorian PGA)
1972 Bobby Chouinard Manilla Phillipines, pitcher (Oakland A's)
1973 Curtis Martin NFL running back (New England Patriots)
1973 Frank Beede NFL center (Seattle Seahawks)
1974 Keri Phebus Laguna Beach CA, tennis star
1974 Matthew Hatchette NFL wide receiver (Minnesota Vikings)
1974 Vladimir Zavyalov hockey forward (Team Kazakhstan Olympics-1998)
1975 Austin Croshere NBA forward (Indiana Pacers)
1976 Darius McCrary Walnut CA, actor (Edward Winslow-Family Matters)
1977 Anna Louise Wilson Dunedin New Zealand, 100 meter breast stroke (Olympics-96)
1979 Jennifer Botterill ice hockey forward (Canada, Olympics-98)
1979 Kimberly Grigsby Miss Virginia Teen USA (1997)


Deaths which occurred on May 1st:
1171 Dermot MacMurrough last Irish king of Leinster, dies
1277 Stefanus IV Uros I de Great King of Serbia (1243-76), dies
1308 Albrecht I van Habsburg German King (1298-1308), murdered
1447 Louis VII Duke of Baveria (1413-43), dies
1456 Hugues de Lannoy Flemish viceroy of Holland/Zealand, dies
1471 Thomas a Kempis spiritual writer (Navolging of Christ), dies at 91
1555 Marcellus II [Marcello Cervini] Italian Pope (1555), dies at 53
1572 Pius V [Antonio Ghislieri] great-inquisiteur/Pope (1566-72), dies
1679 Esaias Reusner composer, dies at 43
1700 John Dryden English poet/playwright (Rival Ladies), dies
1703 Kiva Yoshinaka Japanese monarch, murdered
1733 Nicolas Coustou French sculptor (Saôn), dies at 75
1772 Gottfried Achenwall German lawyer/statistics/economist, dies at 52
1831 Antonius van Alphen apostle vicar of De Bosch, dies at 82
1863 Edward Dorr Tracy US Confederate Brigadier-General, dies in battle at 29
1869 ? colt reported killed by a meteorite near New Concord OH
1870 Francisco Solano López fieldmarshal/President of Paraguay
1872 Amalia princess of Weimar/wife of prince Hendrik the Navigator, dies
1873 David Livingstone British physician/explorer (Africa), dies at 60
1874 Vilem Blodek composer, dies at 39
1886 Conrad Busken Huet writer (Country of Rubens)
1886 Heinrich Franz Daniel Stiehl composer, dies at 56
1892 Willem A Scholten manufacturer (potatoes), dies at 89
1896 Naser ed-Din shah of Persia (1848-96), murdered at 65
1898 Alphonse Wauters Belgian historian, dies at 81
1900 Mihály von Munkácsy [Michael von Lieb], German painter, dies at 56
1902 John Glover English chemist (production sulfuric acid), dies at 85
1903 Arthur Haygarth cricketer (compiler of "Scores & Biographies"), dies
1903 Luigi Arditi violist/composer, dies at 80
1904 Antonín Dvorak Czechoslovakia, composer (Slavic Dancing), dies at 62
1917 José E Rodo Uruguayan writer (Motivos de proteo), dies
1921 Louis Campbell-Tipton composer, dies at 43
1924 August Cuppens Flemish author (Limburgs Driemanschap), dies at 62
1926 Nicolaus Adriani translator (Middle-Celebes Language), dies at 60
1932 Paul Doumer President of France (1931-32), assassinated by Russia's Paul Gargalov
1934 Alexander Alexandrovich Davidenko composer, dies at 35
1937 Snitz Edwards actor (Phantom of the Opera, College), dies at 75
1939 Wilhelm Normann German chemist (harden van oliën), dies
1941 John R Locksmith de Brown vicar/CHU-politician, dies at 71
1945 Desider Antalffy-Zsiross Hungarian organist/composer, dies at 59
1945 Paul Josef Goebbels Nazi minister on propoganda, commits suicide
1946 Edward Cuthbert Bairstow composer, dies at 71
1946 Percy William Whitlock composer, dies at 42
1947 Sanner leader of Norger blood bath, executed
1948 Christos Ladas Greek minister of Justice, murdered
1952 William Fox [Fried] US film pioneer (Nickelodeon), dies at 73
1954 Tom Tyler actor (Lost Ranch, Coyote Trails), dies at 50
1957 Grant Mitchell actor (Great Lie, Laura, Cairo, Conflict), dies at 82
1959 Oscar Torp Norwegian premier, dies
1965 Leo Spies composer, dies at 65
1965 Spike Jones composer (Spike Jones Show), dies at 53
1968 Harold G Nicolson English author (English sense of humor), dies at 71
1969 Ella Logan actress (52nd Street, Woman Chases Man), dies at 56
1969 George Parker cricketer (2 Tests for South Africa 1924), dies
1971 Edith Day actress (Romance of Air), dies at 75
1971 Glenda Farrell actress (Grand Slam, Exposed), dies at 66
1972 Fernand Ansseau Belgian operator (Orfeo), dies at 82
1976 Rex O'Malley actor (Camille, Zara, Midnight, Thief), dies at 75
1978 Aram Katchaturian Russian composer (The Earth), dies at 74
1979 Berkeley Bertram McGarrell Gaskin cricketer (2 Tests for West Indies), dies
1981 Dr Clarence A Bacote historian & political scientist, dies at 75
1981 Peter Huchel writer, dies at 78
1982 Gene Sheldon actor (Bernardo-Zorro), dies at 72
1983 V N Swamy Indian cricket pace bowler (without distinction), dies
1984 Gordon Jenkins orchestra leader (NBC Comedy Hour), dies at 73
1988 Carroll Righter astrologer, dies at 88 of postate cancer
1988 Paolo Stoppa actor (Garibaldi, Visit, Freedom Fighters), dies
1989 David Webster South African white anti-apartheids activist, murdered
1989 Douglass Watson actor (Mac Cory-Another World), dies at 68
1989 Marion Mack actress (General), dies
1990 Sunset Carson cowboy actor (El Paso Kid, Oregon Trail), dies at 62
1991 Richard Thorpe director (Jailhouse Rock, Night Must Fall), dies
1993 Hans [Henri EA] Tuynman provo (Full-time Provo), dies at 50
1993 Pierre Bérégovoy PM of France (1992-93), commits suicide at 67
1993 Ranasinghe Premadasa President (Sri Lanka, 1989-93), assassinated at 68
1994 Ayrton Senna Brazilian Grand prix driver, dies in crash at 34
1994 Imre Gyöngyössy Hungarian director, dies at 64
1996 Asher Wallfish journalist, dies at 67
1996 Ivo Rudolph Jarosy film scholar/exhibitor, dies at 74
1996 William Mitchell Byers musician, dies on 79th birthday
1997 Bebe AKA Flipper, dolphin, dies at 40

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